I am ready to stare at inner me
Look her in the eyes and see
What I’m really made of.
A deep breath, a stumble, a stutter
A silky release; my eyelids flutter
There she is.
Blend into me, like hand in glove
Fit me inside your perfect love
There I am.
I see I have no airs and graces
Dismissive of false expressions on faces
I want your depth.
I curse like a trooper
I’m a delver and a rooter
I’m a clean living tramp
By my fire-lit camp
I’ll dance for you.
My mind is a biter
My gut; a fighter
My heart soothes both.
As inner me escapes I am not surprised at all
I knew one day the masks would fall
Do I make you squirm in your little bubble?
Do you hate me now for all the trouble?
It’s about time.
I don’t pull weeds till I’ve rolled in them
Become them and dissolved with them
Did you think it was all flowers?
There she is, inner me
Something I cannot unsee
Nor would I want to.
Empowered, loved and seen
I have always been
And always will be.